Guildford landfill gas powers B&Q lorries
By mattcollison | Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:30
BIOMETHANE gas from a landfill site near Guildford is being used to power a fleet of vehicles for a home improvement company.
A fleet of 50 B&Q lorries will run on fuel produced at the Albury plant.
The eco friendly fuel is being produced from waste at SITA's waste landfill site in Albury.
Gasrec, which turns the gas into liquid biomethane at its Albury site, has formred a partnership with DIY chain B&Q to run its fleet of 50 dual fuel lorries from the fuel.
Doug Leaf, Gasrec's commercial development manager, said: "B&Q has taken the lead in utilising what is now a widely available fuel in the UK which delivers savings in both cash and carbon terms."
Michelle Thomas, B&Q's retail logistics service manager, said: "We're pleased to announce the introduction of 50 dual fuel lorries which is helping us meet our 2023 deadline to cut transport carbon emissions ahead of time.
"Other initiatives include 500 new double decker lorries and the replacement of 78 smaller energy efficient delivery vans. We're also strengthening our focus on transporting more of our products by rail to save on road miles."